Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Canberra


Who we are looking for? The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for PSL6 Senior Corporate Governance Officers (Risk and Assurance), within the People & Governance Branch, Chief Operating Officer Division.

•Are you a curious problem solver looking for a challenge?
•Are you a risk and governance officer looking to take your skills to the next level?

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Risk Manager, you will work directly in implementing risk management processes and activities to support the operations of the Department and Australian Parliament House itself. Your work day will involve working directly with Senior Executive Officers to deliver and implement the Department Risk Management Framework, engaging with operational areas across Parliament House to implement risk controls and strategies, and liaising with other parliamentary agencies in Parliament House to develop a common understanding of risk.

Qualifications in risk are an advantage, but if you are a self-starter, problem solver, willing to learn, and ready to take your skills to the next level we will give you the opportunity to directly lead projects and shape the approaches to managing risk in Parliament House.

The role will also provide you with plenty of opportunities to work across other governance activities in the Department and learn more about the internal machinations of Parliament.

Eligibility and/or Job Specific Requirements The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 (Confidential/Highly Protected/Secret) security clearance.

DPS welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people withdisability.

How to apply Please upload a one page response (no more than 500 words) describing how your skills, knowledge and experience make you the best person for this job, based on the duties and selection criteria outlined below. Please indicate in your application which roles you wish to be considered for.

Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.

If proof of qualifications, licences or certificates are required as part of the application process, please incorporatethese documents into your resume or within yourapplicant responsebefore you submit your application.

Closing Date Applications must be submitted by 11:30pm AEDT Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Salary Currently, the salary range for this position is $84,910 - $95,433

Duty Statement Classification: PSL 6
Employment Type: Ongoing
Position No.: 137885
Local Title: Senior Corporate Governance Officer (Risk and Assurance)

Branch: People & Governance
Immediate supervisor: Assistant Director
Security assessment: Negative Vetting 1 (Confidential/Highly Protected/Secret)

Under limited/general direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards for the Parliamentary Service Level 6 classification. The duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.Supporting the implementation of the DPS risk management framework by identifying reviewing and analysing strategic and enterprise risks across the department.

2.Collaborating on the development of risk and assurance management documentation, risk policies and risk assessments.

3.Proactively engaging business areas to identify, assess, review and update risk controls.

4.Supporting operational implementation of governance and assurance arrangements across the department.

5.Building and fostering effective professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and represent the branch and DPS at relevant meetings and forums.

6.Assisting in the preparation of timely regular and ad hoc reports to the DPS Committees.

7.Providing guidance, advice and awareness training related to governance, risk and assurance.

8.Assisting with the development and maintenance of other departmental governance and assurance activities including internal audit, fraud control, business continuity, planning and performance reporting policy and frameworks.

9.Assisting the Director Corporate Governance in team management and planning.

10.Performing other duties commensurate with the objectives of the Section, and classification.

Duties representing highest function: All

Selection Criteria 1. Cultivates productive working relationships

- develops internal and external relationships to support work objectives
- facilitates cooperation and works collaboratively
- values individual differences and diversity
- works constructively to resolve conflict 2. Personal and professional qualities

- works under limited supervision and manages competing priorities
- possesses a strong client service ethic
- demonstrates probity and accountability, initiative, resilience and good judgement
- is prepared to develop new areas of expertise, and is committed to professional development
3. Communication skills

- high-level writing skills, and the ability to write in various formats and styles
- able to communicate clearly and appropriately, including listening, understanding and adapting to audience
- negotiates persuasively
- tailors responses according to client requirements
4. Supports strategic direction

- Identifies the relationship between organisational goals and operational tasks.
- Understands the work environment and initiates and develops team goals, strategies and work plans 5. Job specific: Risk management knowledge

- Knowledge and understanding of Commonwealth Risk Management Policy and an awareness and interest in specialist risk categories such as business continuity, disaster recovery and fraud control.
Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.

Contact Person Name: Paul Swann
Phone Number: (02) 6277 2437

Working at Department of Parliamentary Services DPS recognises and values the contribution that our diverse workforce makes and in return offers great benefits. These include a competitive salary, onsite free parking and gym facilities, a wide range of professional developmentopportunities so you can take your career further, and all of this in a friendly and supportive environment. Conditions of service are in accordance with the DPS Enterprise Agreement (available here).

If you think this role sounds like you and you’d like to work in a friendly, high quality team then DPS welcomesyour application.

Conditions of Employment The Parliamentary Service Act 1999 provides for mobility between the Australian Public Service and the ParliamentaryService. Employment opportunities in the Parliamentary Service may be subject to a range of conditions of engagementincluding:

a) Australian citizenship
b) criminal history check and security clearances
c) possession of mandatory qualifications for certain jobs
d) health clearance, and
e) probation period of 6 months

Australian Citizenship
Section 22 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires that employees of the Parliamentary Service are generallyrequired to be Australian citizens. If you are not an Australian citizen, you may still be considered for engagementon the condition that you are able to gain Australian Citizenship within a specified time. Failure to obtain citizenship within the timeframe could lead to termination of engagement.

If you have accepted a redundancy benefit, within the previous twelve months, from a Commonwealth employer(including the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service), you cannot be employed by DPS until yourexclusion period (the number of weeks for which you received a redundancy benefit) has expired. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact HR Services on telephone (02) 6277 5200.

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